|From:||Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>|
|To:||"Matthew T(dot) O'Connor" <matthew(at)zeut(dot)net>|
|Cc:||Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>,Christopher Kings-Lynne <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>,Patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>|
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Matthew T. O'Connor wrote:
> I don't think pg_avd is contorted, but it is limited to the data
> published by the stats system, so there is no FSM etc...
> I also think it would probably be better in the backend, I just wasn't
> sure if the additional complexity was worth it. The primary advantage
> of a client side implementation is simplicity.
> That said, I originally tried to do this in the backend, but found the
> task too daunting for me and gave up. When Shridhar started some work
> on a client side version I decided to run with that and see how far I
> could get.
> Question: Should I keep working on pg_avd for contrib inclusion in 7.4,
> or should I try again on a backend implementation that might be less
> likely to get into 7.4?
Well, one idea would be to write a loadable function that dumps out FSM
information --- then you could improve your implementation and
eventually put it in the backend. I would like to have something for
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